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On Let’s Get Real Chef Erica Wides walks you down the aisles of the surreal world of food, serving up a heaping dose of reality by separating the food from the foodiness so you can forage, hunt, gather, trap and fish for real food anywhere, even in a foodiness-filled mega market. Incisive, pragmatic, sarcastic, and an unrepentant know-it-all when it comes to anything food, on Let’s Get Real Chef Erica Wides does the job for you of sifting out everything that’s fake in the world of food – from “foodiness” marketing and cooking show shams to “health-halo green-washing” and annoying whole-food righteousness – so you never unknowingly chow down on carpeting again.
Learn more at: www.letsgetrealshow.com
As the host of Let's Get Real Chef Wides has appeared on The Dr. Oz
Show, BBC Radio 5, NPR, and Take Action News with David Shuster, and
contributed to or been reported on in The New York Times, The
Huffington Post, Grist, Yahoo's Shine, Metro, C-Span and Food
Republic, among others. A national media veteran, she has appeared on
PBS's Stress Free Cooking, Martha Stewart Morning Living, the Food
Network's Chopped and Top Five, and HSN TV; is a regular guest on
NPR's All Things Considered; and is a featured culinary expert for
Chef Wides was also a Chef Instructor at the Institute of Culinary
Education for 15 years.
She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Let's Get Real - Episode 74 - Chicken Nuggets & Forcemeats
On today's episode of Let's Get Real, host Erica Wides talks to us about "foodiness," and what exactly real food means in today's supermarket driven world. What does "whole grains" actually mean? How do we distinguish good, nutritious food from the other items with the same labels? Erica also breaks down the chicken nugget - what is it really composed of? We all know that the chicken nugget is not an actual part of the chicken, so how is it processed or created? What is a "forcemeat"? Learn more and find out the truth on today's episode of Let's Get Real. This program has been sponsored by Rt. 11 Potato Chips.
"Foodiness products tend to be just enough real food to pull the corn-fed wool over our eyes!" [7:40]
-- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more